As well as broadcasting, Gavin has always had a strong production background. In his early days multi-tasking at local radio stations and being part of small production teams in television has stood him in good stead for an industry that’s becoming ever more convergent.
In radio Gavin worked on the production team of a Saturday Sports Show, then Drive and a journalistic led Daytime Show, with plenty of interviews, features and stories. When working full time at Ten 17, he was in charge of making the station’s commercials, promos and jingles. These audio skills are still used today producing podcasts and audio projects, such as pieces for ‘House Seven’ the online arm of the Soho House Group.
Gavin’s first television production job was working on the children’s team at Five (C5) who produced pre-school strand ‘milkshake!’ and teen strand The Core. Working with this team Gavin got experience in writing, editing, producing and directing shoots, which led him to Floor Managing at places like MTV and ITN and then directing studio shows for Five and Boomerang; which he still does now.
Working as a continuity announcer Gavin is constantly writing – as links on BBC Three and Discovery Science are self-scripted. He has also written for channels Living 2 and Dave. Being a Stand Up comedian writing has been a big part of his life. He’s also written and produced the comedy strand Match of the Dave and Word of the Dave for TV channel Dave and articles in a Hertfordshire Magazine.